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Noun: Augustine of Hippo
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    - Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine

Type of: Church Father, Doctor, Doctor of the Church, Father, Father of the Church, saint, theologian, theologiser [Brit], theologist, theologizer

Encyclopedia: Augustine of Hippo, Saint